Experienced Brisbane Broncos player, Kurt Capewell, has recently shared his aspiration of concluding his sporting career with his current club. However, he asserted that any discussions regarding his contract extension would be postponed until the conclusion of the season.
Capewell’s contract is set to end in 2024. As the 30-year-old edge forward will be free to negotiate with other clubs starting November 1, there is a level of uncertainty about his future in the team. However, Capewell has made it clear that he has no intention of leaving his current club unless circumstances force him to do otherwise.
Capewell’s experience and leadership will play a pivotal role in Brisbane Broncos‘ upcoming qualifying final match against Melbourne, set to take place on Friday night. Alongside team captain Adam Reynolds, Capewell is one of two players in the current team who have won the premiership.
His journey in rugby league began with the under-20s Broncos, leading him to join Cronulla and Penrith, where he won two Panthers titles. Staying true to his origins, Capewell intends to stick with the Broncos until they reclaim their position at the pinnacle of the NRL league.
“They are a fantastic team. The opportunity of being part of something special, which is restoring the Broncos to their rightful place at the top, is what attracted me here,” Capewell shared.
“We still haven’t reached that point yet, but we are striving to get there. Hopefully, we will make a start this weekend. Growing up in Queensland, I’ve always wanted to represent the Broncos my entire career. Now that I’m back with them, my aim is to achieve success for the club. I hope that I can extend my stay, but for now, my focus is on the game and aiming for a championship. I would absolutely love to conclude my career with the Broncos,” he stated.
In recent news, Brisbane’s coach, Kevin Walters, is predicted to make an unexpected selection for his team this week, leaving veteran player Corey Oates potentially sidelined. The last season has been quite challenging for the 28-year-old winger, as he was sidelined due to knee injuries and a broken jaw, limiting his appearances to just nine games.
During Oates’ absence, Jesse Arthars has managed to step up and deliver his best season to date. He’s scored eight tries and made an impressive 14-line breaks from 17 appearances. Arthars has been seen practicing on the left wing, alongside the primary squad.
Capewell affirmed that regardless of which player is chosen, both Arthars and Oates have the capability of stepping up to the task.
“Both Arthars and Oates have demonstrated exceptional performance throughout the year. No matter who gets to play during the weekend, I am confident they will excel,” Capewell acclaimed.